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Poster: petedrover Date: Mar 18, 2010 7:04am
Forum: movies Subject: Flash Player not showing up...

http://www.archive.org/details/WyceJammiesXiFunktion

Hi,
I and my organization use archive.org often to archive audio and video, but we cant figure out why this (see link) and 8 other uploads like it are not showing the flash player, thumbnails, or embed code on the Open Source Video page?

We used MPEG-4 files, and these have worked before. Maybe the files are too big? I uploaded this one over 15 hours ago.

Please help if you can.

Thanks
Pete

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Poster: JerzyCelichowski Date: Feb 6, 2012 7:28am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

Hi,

I have experienced a similar problem: an avi file won't create thumbnails or a flash player (http://www.archive.org/details/MioBliniego). Could you help?

Many thanks!
Jerzy

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Poster: jbrmusic Date: Apr 25, 2010 1:00pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

My player didnt show up either. I somehow figured out that the common denomonator was parenthesis - I mean ( and ) - if a file group had them in ANY file, the whole upload was shot. Strange. Hope this helps.

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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Mar 19, 2010 2:20pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

bad MPEG-2 format.

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Poster: petedrover Date: Apr 26, 2010 7:42am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

>>You say these are MPEG4, but they have been identified as MPEG2. Try correcting this and doing a new derive.

Correct, my mistake, I wasnt aware that MPEG2s don't often work, but now I know. I re-exported and re-uploaded everything with MPEG4 format and that worked.

Still, some MPEG2s have been proven to work. Wondering if that will continue to improve?

Thanks

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Poster: jonc Date: Apr 26, 2010 8:03am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

MPEG2 will work, but sending bad information to the encoder probably caused the problem.

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Poster: iwoolf Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:49pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

Its not been working for any of the new videos I've uploaded this week. It looks broken!
http://www.archive.org/details/AlisonBeavisVideoInterview

I have several video formats, nothing gets derived or flashed.

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Poster: BradOlson Date: Mar 23, 2010 7:58am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

It is better to make the Flash Video file yourself using a program such as OJOSoft Total Video Converter.

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Poster: iwoolf Date: Mar 23, 2010 5:57pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

The video player doesn't play flash video. I've uploaded Ogg Theora OGV video to allow the tags work for people using HTML5 browsers, but there's no switch I could tick to set this up. I tried enetering the HTML code, but the tags were stripped out.

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Poster: BradOlson Date: Mar 23, 2010 6:58pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

The video player that shows on the screen when one opens a movie link on this site is Flash Video so one should make a .flv file using a video converter program to make things easier and they will show up once one makes the .flv file.

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Poster: iwoolf Date: Mar 23, 2010 8:33pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

If you look at the embed src for my video at http://www.archive.org/details/AlisonBeavisVideoInterview

You'll see that the flash part is the video playing software, and that this software plays file
http://www.archive.org/download/AlisonBeavisVideoInterview/Alison_Beavis_final_1_web_512kb.mp4

This is an mp4 file, not a flash video file. So uploading the flv format wouldn't have made a difference to having the player appear on the page.

The folk at archive.org derive the animated gif and the 512Kb mp4 file, and add the flash player code once they've been derived. Normally this is automatic, but for linux non-flash uploaders there's a bug.

The embed source for the flash player looks like this:

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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Mar 23, 2010 8:41am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

ok looks like you uploaded with the "non flash" option
(which is fine!) but it has a known minor bug right
now where it doesn't "auto-derive".
i've queued a derive for it -- check back in about
3x the total runtime of all videos in the file..
(eg: 3 hours of vid -- try back in ~9 hours...)
-t

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Poster: iwoolf Date: Mar 23, 2010 5:26pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

Thank you Tracey! I used the non-flash option because I uploaded from linux. How do I set up the derivation myself? I have the same problem on
http://www.archive.org/details/RossHillVideoInterview

and

http://www.archive.org/details/AngusGentleVideoInterview

and since I've switched to linux, I'll have the problem for every future upload.

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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Jun 3, 2010 4:01pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

looks like you figured out how to kick off a "derive" task, right?
-tracey

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Poster: Detective John Carter of Mars Date: Mar 18, 2010 4:02pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

tried a rederive- didn't work. maybe this one got broken on the way up. but I don't know for sure

This post was modified by Detective John Carter of Mars on 2010-03-18 23:02:28

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Poster: jonc Date: Apr 25, 2010 4:48pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Flash Player not showing up...

You say these are MPEG4, but they have been identified as MPEG2. Try correcting this and doing a new derive.